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on the president's foreign policy. what's stock him? that's what's in the spin for "the cycle" as it rolls on this monday, october 1. [ "human" by the human league playing ] humans. we mean well, but we're imperfect creatures living in a beautifully imperfect world. it's amazing we've made it this far. maybe it's because when one of us messes up, someone else comes along to help out. that's the thing about humans. when things are at their worst, we're at our best. see how at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance -- responsibility. what's your policy? >>> mitt romney is reportedly planning a major foreign policy speech after the first debate. doesn't look like he'll be aggressively attacking president obama's handling of the libya attack and apparently romney advisors aren't happy about that. there's a split within the campaign team, some aides argue the libya story is a political gift to paint the white house as incompetent. others argue it's a mistake to run on foreign policy when they could be talking about what matters most to average americans, the economy. let's run this through
report." mitt romney unveils his foreign policy strategy. he says the obama white house botched the response to the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi. cnbc's own john harwood has the latest. good evening, john. >> good evening, larry. mitt romney tried to build on his successful debate last week by talking foreign policy today and attacking president obama as simply not someone leading. >> i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more prosperous middle east allied with us. i share this hope. hope is not a strategy. >> we don't know if that line is going to work, but we know from new polls out today he's made significant headway since the debate. puts a lot of pressure on the vice presidential debate later this week. we'll talk about it at athe bottom of the hour. >> we will see you later on that very topic. also this evening, one battleground state, michigan, will vote on a state constitutional amendment to allowing collective bargaining, unlimited wage increases, and unchecked union power. michigan's governor rick snyder says how it will disrupt his sta
you about obama foreign policy, what could they have done? >> we have a naval base in sicily 450 miles away, okay? we could have called up supersonic jets to get over the site. >> paul: what would they have been able to do on the ground. >> they could have done ott least on the ground, a show of force ready that we were able to deploy force, we had no idea whether this incident was going on for two hours, 12 hours, 24-- 24 hours. >> paul: so you're going to save the guys on the ground you had to be there on the ground. did you not? >> the instinct here, paul, the instinct was let's not violate libyan sovereignty. we have americans in danger let's take every action available at our disposal. after the fact then the instinct was let's agree with the jihad its premise it's all about the video and it wasn't a pre planned terror attack, that's where the fault of the administration lies. >> paul: the administration is saying you guys are politicizing this. we had a letter from william burns a leading state department official who said that about our editorial on this. is there a danger of th
're back with dan henninger, and also wall street board, matt comiskey and bret, foreign policy has said to be a big edge for president obama. is that edge eroding maust of libya and the middle east. >> i think it is eroding and time the president to get credit for policies that don't exist. >> there's focus on the kind of bureaucratic blunders made both prior didded especially prior to the attack and not sufficiently securing our diplomatic security there. >> it's an important issue? >> it's a democratic issue. >> paul: don't we have to keep our diplomatic issues secure? >> yes, but it's not the largest issue. i think these congressman, darrell issa will be making a mistake if they don't make the point this is president obama's 3 a.m. call. and they knew our facility was under attack and our ambassador was missing and their instinct was, let's do nothing, let's ask for libyan government-- >> why would that-- what does that tell you about obama foreign policy, what could they have done? >> we have a naval base in sicily 450 miles away, okay? we could have called up supersonic jets to get
be an event on a global scale. >> and the next debate will be on foreign policy. >>> we will now turn to the growing health threat from meningit meningitis. 27 new cases just in the passed two days bringing the number of cases to 90. and jeffrey russell is praying his mother will pull through. >> everything is going through the same thing and it's just hard to see your mother -- >> the pharmacy at the center of the out brake announced a voluntary recall of every product it makes. >>> and it may still be october, but people in minnesota are already hitting the slopes. i will try that one again. the wild mountain ski area will be the first resort in the country to open for the season. last week a storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of minnesota and temperatures plunged making conditions perfect. what did you do last weekend? >> i was water skiing. >> you were water skiing on the water last weekend? >> yeah. >> and this weekend you are? >> snowboarding. >> is that nuts you can do that? >> yeah, crazy. >> in the same state and area? >> yeah. >> you did not have to travel to do
. later today, mitt romney will make what is being billed as a major foreign-policy speech at the virginia military institute in lexington, virginia. campaign advisers are positing a speech stark contrasts the president's view. what do you want the governor to talk about in his speech today? what kind of issues do you think need more attention from the candidates on the campaign trail? if you are a republican, give us a call. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. you can also catch up with us on a all your social media platforms. twitter, facebook, and e-mail span.org.al@c- good morning to you on this october 8. we want to start with that foreign policy speech that mitt romney is getting ready to make today. here are the headlines from "the washington times." read to you a little bit from the story, "mitt romney on monday will accuse the obama administration of fundamentally misunderstanding the threat of radical islam." host: that address is coming up at 11:20 today. we want to know what you think these can
foreign policy speech from mitt romney scheduled to begin 20 minutes from now. we'll have it in its entirety live on "happening now." the republican candidate will be in lexington, virginia, west central virginia. at the virginia military institute. we understand he will argue it is time for a policy change in the middle east. he will touch on libya, other places in that part of the world, iran, afghanistan, all of it coming up from lexington, virginia, 20 minutes from now. we'll have it for you here on "happening now.". more on that speech in just a moment but first, brand new stories and breaking news. jenna: a deadly meningitis outbreak spreading as the number of cases and the death toll keeps going up. plus a desperate search for a little girl missing since she left for school on friday. right now the only sign of the 10-year-old? a backpack found six miles away. a final lap crash at talladega setting off a 25-car pileup. the fallout and more on "happening now." jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. hope you're off to a good monday thus far. with less than a month to go until ele
is giving a foreign policy speech. what the candidate is expected to say. >>> plus, the wedding video that's getting internatial attention. how party goers think the brawl [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents fabulous but...when i add chicken, barbecue sauce... and cheese...and roll it up woo-wee! i've made a barbecue chicken crescent chow down. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >>> new this morning, venezuelan president chavez has been re-elected. he wins after a tight race. he told supporters late last night in car racas he would sit down with opposition leaders to work for a better venezuela. >> you're looking live at the virginia military institute in lexington. in less than 30 minutes, mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy there. the speech called the mantle of leadership mark, his tenth address on foreign policy since the summer of 2011. according to early excerpts,
to the campaign trail with 29 days left to go in the the election. mitt romney delivers a major foreign policy speech in virginia today after spending the weekend drawing huge crowds in florida, and president obama is in california where last night he poked fun at his lack luster debate performance last week. he gave a nod to the performance at a star-studded event included stevie wonder and katy perry. >> they perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> the president is expected to raise more than $9 million during his two-day swing through california. >> and mitt romney has a big day. expected to elaborate a little more on his foreign policy, and he will speak to fill in more details as to that plan that he laid out a couple weeks ago, but that's going to happen around 11:00 eastern. >> and only 29 days left to go. but you have to wonder, too, with the 67 million people watching that debate, the race has gotten fighter and it's a fight to the finish. two weeks ago it was looking bad and bleak for romney and it is amazing how the wind has changed and romney has the w
is expected to deliver a foreign policy speech today at the virginia institute. coming up at 7:15, the changes that he says he would make and the results of the latest gallup pole in gal -- gallup poll. allie rasmus is live -- >>> alley rasmus live at a pumpkin weighoff. off to our left, you can the stage where the pumpkins will be hoisted via forklift. >> reporter: the growers are competing for thousands of dollars in prizes. last year's pumpkin weighed 17,000 pounds. the grower took home an $11,000 prize. we talked to some of the contestants and they said there's a lot of work that goes into this, including transporting them. growers pack the pumpkins into their pickup trucks and trailers from orie grin and washington. prior to that, they spend the -- oregon and washington. prior to that, they spend the entire summer babying their plants. >> i think a lot of it is luck. we work very hard on the work on our soil. the work on our soil will start tomorrow when we get back for next season. >> reporter: john muller, a local half moon bay farmer, is hoping his pumpkin is the winner for the prettie
on foreign policy, they had a couple of ads ready to go and then put together a conference call with campaign officials and also madeleine albright, former secretary of state and they are saying he's erratic, unsteady, irresponsible, something the campaign was not as quick to do in the past but post-debate, a much more aggressive tone from the campaign. >> jim, you have been following governor romney for a long time. you talk about a smile he has on the campaign trail. have you seen a big difference in how he's been campaigning since the debate? >> absolutely. you know, one thing that we should touch on is in that pew research center poll, it shows an 18 point swing to mitt romney among women voters, and i think that may vindicate some of what people were observing at that debate last week, when a lot of people thought mitt romney was sort of moving to the middle in certain areas on bank regulation, on at least trying to do so on health care reform and on taxes, even though the obama campaign was accusing him of etch-a-sketching throughout that debate. that may have been a factor in why the w
romney is spending the day in virginia where he's set to deliver a major foreign policy speech at the virginia military institute and later he'll attend a rally at "newport news." he drew some of the largest crowds of his campaign. >>> and this week, of course, it is the vice-presidential candidates' turn to face off. one on one the candidates debate. the debate takes place thursday night. our team will be live for the debate and our own martha raddatz will be moderating the event. it all begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. >> now you think the pressure will be on biden even more so to try to compensate for the lack of performance of the president in last week's debate, and this will really be paul ryan's first big debate, and it's kind of like the old guard against the new guard. >> and i think the pressure is mutual. biden, who's gaffe-prone has to be careful he's not going to affect the headlines. paul ryan has to feel a little bit of the pressure that he has to come out swinging and be just as ready for the white house as romney did last week. it should be intere
to deliver a foreign policy speech in virginia. with 29 days until the election, a new poll shows the president's lead narrowing to three points. >>> longtime venezuela venezuelan president hugo chavez has won re-election. he survived the strongest election yet. the win keeps chavez in power for another six years. >>> there are fears that the latest meningitis outbreak could crow. thousands got steroid shots from the company in massachusetts. >>> frost and freeze warnings from the gulf coast and new york. showers and thunderstorms from d.c. into the carolinas and florida. >>> and before we go on this monday morning, big bird on the defensive. and taking his case to late night over the weekend. >> amid romney's threats to defund pbs impacting the much beloved sesame street character has set off a debate. here's abc's reena ninan. >> reporter: big bird took the high road on "saturday night live." >> before you go, do you have any political statement you'd like to make? >> no, i don't want to ruffle any feathers. >> reporter: but plenty of feathers were ruffled after the campaign. >>
to break a 2-2 tie. >>> today mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech in lexington. the speech called the mantel of leadership is the republican's tenth address on foreign policy since december of 2011. according to early exsercerpts today's speech, the former massachusetts governor will criticize the president's passive leadership in the middle east saying, "i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more prosperous middle east allied with the united states. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. we cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds." >> today president obama will wrap up his two-day fund-raising trip in california. he will announce the establishment. caesar chavez national monument. yesterday the president spoke at a fund-raising concert. he poked a little fun at himself as well and his recent debate performance. >> everybody here is incredible professional, they're such great frep friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >>
in the political gospel of the democratic party for 40 years. he's played key roles in u.s. foreign policy as a member and chairman of the foreign committee. middle east, southwest asia, the united states has been there in the last four decades. joe biden has too. of course, congressman paul ryan who chairs the house budget committee also likes to tout his foreign policy chops. >> i have more foreign policy experience coming into this job than president obama did coming into his. >> can you explain how do you have more foreign policy experience than senator obama did. he was on the foreign relations committee. >> norah, i voted to send men and women to war. i've been to iraq and afghanistan. i've met with our troops to get perspectives. i've been to the funerals, i've talked to the widows, talked to the wives, the moms and the dads. that's something. that matters. >> yeah. the sitting vice president shouldn't have much problem landing a blow on a claim like that. though perhaps rather than boxing, it's more accurate to think of thursday night as tag team wrestling with each candidate makin
. republican presidential nominee mitt romney will deliver a speech on foreign policy next monday at virginia military institute in lexington. romney and his running mate, paul ryan, campaigned in fisherville, virginia yesterday. though it didn't come up in we had night's debate, romney is talking about his 47% comment again saying his choice of words was, quote, wrong. more on that coming up later on in this hour. in this hour. >>> an alert now for women in fairfax county. police are looking if a suspected serial fondler. >> he has approached at least five women, usual hi from behind appear grabbing them and taking often. -- usually from behind and grabbing them and taking off. >> reporter: this firveg victim just came forward. she hadn't initially reported the incident. -- this fifth victim just came forward. she was walking here on hibling avenue in ving field at the same place where another woman says she too was victimized by what police believe is a serial fondler. the man is described as a man in his 30s with dark eyeand a neatly trimmed beard. victims say he usually comes up from behi
is going to include foreign policy. to that end the governor is rolling out the foreign policy ball. he has a big speech on foreign policy at virginia military institute in lexington. >> gregg: tell us how big the first debate is playing out in the campaign ads. >> reporter: both sides are trying to portray the other as the bigger fiber. he has new ad from both campaigns and both are saying the other is untruthful from taxes to anything under the sun. take a look. >> i don't have five trillion dollar tax cut. if you just implemented it would cut five trillion dollars. >> i will not produce the taxes paid by high income americans. >> is that actually true? >> the latest, not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. the ap says doesn't add up. abc news, mostly fiction. >> it won't be near 5 trillion dollars. >> reporter: you can expect that to be a point of contention at the debated a week from tuesday, as well. the obama campaign saying the romney performance last wednesday was a performance. romney campaign saying the obama campaign is behaving like a seven-year-old kid playing check
attitude have you to teach me about foreign policy. i have been a member of congress for six years. i was there when the embassy was held hostage in iran and i have been there and i have seen what has happened in the past several months, 17 months with your administration. secondly, please don't categorize my answers either. leave the interpretation of my answers to the american people who are watching this debate. and let me say further -- that no one has ever said those young men were killed to the negligence of this administration and others ever died in shame. no one who has a child who's 19 or 20 years old's son would ever say that about the loss of anybody else's child. >> you can see all of the presidential and vice presidential debates at our debate hub. c-span.org/debaits. coming up next -- senator tester debates his republican challenger and republican presidential candidate mitt romney delivers a foreign policy speech at the virginia military institute. >> here's tonight's moderator, steve prosinski. >> good evening and welcome to tonight's u.s. senate debate by billings ga
, leaving him open to attack. >> today, mitt romney will launch an attack of his own, delivering a foreign policy speech slamming president obama's middle east policy. rock and paula. >> all right, tahman bradley, live in washington this monday morning. thank you, tahman. >>> and of course, the main event this week is thursday's vice presidential debate, abc's live coverage begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> and politics overseas now, it is another victory for venezuela venezuelian president hugo chavez. chavez although is battling cancer received 54% of the vote, leaving his supporters to celebrate right there in the streets. voter turnout was more than 80%. that's the highest in decades and the election was largely peaceful. >>> the origin of a drone that crossed into israeli territory over the weekend is mystery this morning. israeli military shot down the unmanned aircraft in a remote area to avoid civilian casualties. now israeli officials don't believe it took off from palestinian territory but it has focused on hezbollah which released several drones in the past. >>> and new
the president on libya and syria. romney calls obama's foreign policy dangerous. romney's debate plan, clearly and concisely explain how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand, and if they do, i get elected. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is already preparing for his own debate a week away. >> i believe in what i believe, i do what i do, and i really believe in the policies we're providing, that we're pursuing. and at the end of the day, i'm just going to go in there and be me. >> reporter: and if you can't control what actually happens in the debate, you certainly control what happens afterwards. the spin already in the planning. ryan's going to be with romney in virginia. the president is staying in colorado for a rally there. veronica? >> thank you. >>> nato forces in afghanistan say three international service members and their translator were killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern part of the country this morning. this as the war in afghanistan reached a grim milestone sunday with a death of the 2,000th u.s. service mem
. >> they will meet again to talk domestic and foreign policy in less than two weeks. >> obama has been commander in chief for the last four years. he also killed bin laden. those two things together give him a natural advantage going into the next debate. >> tracey mitchell, wbal-tv 11 news. >> see the five things learned from the debate and the fallout from the sesame street comment in our commitment 2012 smart phone app and at wbaltv.com. >> up next, the feds make a big bust. details on how they claim several medical professionals cheated the insurance program. >> a new twist on an old classic. the computer virus targeting maryland residents. >> all comes back in full force over the weekend. right now is relatively mild. 63 at the principal of perry hall high school shared his memories of that terrible day where a shooting and a school at the student critically injured. topics at the annual state school conference range from bullying. >> i would be lying if i set every time i think of it i do not get emotions welling up because it was so emotional during that day. >> daniel borowy is still rec
the debate? >> reporter: first of all the president started off by talking about foreign policy and winding down or ending the war in iraq, and winding down the war in afghanistan and the auto bailout, and he turned his focus to romney of course, and one thing that has been coming up on the road since the debate, big bird. >> when asked what to do to cut spending, he said he would go after television. don't worry, somebody is finally cracking down on big bird. cracking down on him. elmo's made a run for the border. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again, but he is bringing the hammer down on sesame street. >> reporter: the president also poked fun at his own lack luster debate performance, and he was talking about all the list of performers, how they perform flawlessly night after night and he says that's not something he can say about himself. >> the president has more events planned in california, but all are fundraisers, right? >> reporter: the majority -- he does have one unveiling a national monument in northern california and he will do that tomorrow. but the bulk of
know on our website, cnn.com/opinion, you posed these foreign policy questions to barack obama. number one, can you tell us specifically what the afghan troop surge accomplished? and this, can you guarantee that iran will not have acquired a nuclear weapon by the time you finish a second term in office? david frum, foreign policy seems to be one of the president's strengths, at least that is what some of these polls indicate. of the two questions we just showed, some of the questions you posed here in this ten questions for obama to answer piece, which is likely to be toughest for the president to answer and why? >> all right, well, i put foreign policy questions at the top, that's so core to a president's responsibilities, domestic, occupy the second half of the list. the tougher question would be the afghanistan question. this is the president's probably single largest scale foreign policy decision, the bin laden raid, a tough call and he's made many other decisions both public and secret. but he -- he campaigns strongly in 2008 oninding down the iraq war and escalating up the afghan
defense and nato, as well as a general outline of his approach to foreign policy. we want your reaction. you can see the numbers up there on the screen. you can also send eight weeks. we are using the hashtag #cspan 2012. what did you think of this speech? caller: i think governor romney is trying to propagate a policy that he really does not have any experience in. the things that he says are good. they sound good. but i think the american people and the people of the world are just really not into being the police of the world, as governor romney is suggesting in this speech and lately since the debate. i think, again, it sounds good, but i do not think it is good for the country. host: our next call comes from battle creek, michigan, on our independent line. caller: i am ex-military, and i fought in desert storm. yeah, i think it's a lot of words. i have heard the same song and dance before. host: you got to turn the volume down on your tv. caller: ok, sorry. host: what specifically did you think was a lot of words? caller: about how his policies would be very strict on these other c
up with several points. one of them spoke to foreign policy. touched a little at the beginning but how do you describe your foreign policy? how should america face or approach the world? >> guest: well, just that we shouldn't involve ourselves diplomatically. we should be the shining beacon on the hill. but our military interventions, would we're going in and determining -- we're replacing one dictator for another dictator? foreign aid is money spent on dictators in foreign governments. it's not spent on people in other countries. it's spent on propping up other governments. here we are funding funding fune insurgents in syria, and a quart of the insurgents are supposed to be al qaeda? didn't we do this in afghanistan? didn't we really ultimately bank role osama bin laden? we haven't learned anything. what we aught -- ought to have learned is military interventions make enemies to the united states of people that are affected by these. these drone strikes? yeah, we hit the target but we wipe out another quarter block. we kill tens of thousands of innocent civilians living in th
foreign policy, hopefully in consultation with the traditional democratic -- this is not our task. >> i am a student at georgetown university, and my question is have you considered the idea of accountability causing members of the regime or individuals or groups associated with the regime to prolong power or to hold on to power for a longer period of time? and you considered the idea of pardons for certain groups and weighed that against the benefits of ending the conflict earlier? >> this issue has been quite -- because some syrians feel they want to bring these people who have the responsible for bloodshed and corruption to be tried and be accountable. you also have the pragmatic political need that syrians have to face. we recommend, we try to create a kind of combination of conditional amnesty, and also vetting rather than a complete baathification. that has been done in syria for at least hundreds of years. there are mechanisms to deal with this, and more positively than we imagined only when we think about legal solutions. in reality, what has been happening when we see defections.
a big foreign policy speech coming up this monday. the next debate will be foreign policy which obama is very weak on especially with, the crisis in the middle east. our embassy in benghazi. a dead foreign, a dead american ambassador. you know, that's not a strong suit for president obama right now and something mitt romney can really take, take obama out with. jon: ron bonjean and julie roginsky, thank you both. >> thank you. jenna: there is certainly a lot of reaction to september's jobs report. both presidential campaigns going into spin mode already. what do today's numbers really tell us about the prospects for millions of americans looking for work? our jobs panel weighs in and talks a little bit about this report and takes your questions. >>> a textbook example of a round house punch. maybe this guy felt he had nothing to lose after pleading guilty. wait until you hear how much the time his attack on his own lawyer added to his sentence jenna: the new jobs numbers out this morning as i'm sure you're aware at this point. some say pointing to really a break-through in the recover
performance. in an interview with sean hannity he made a pivot from domestic issues and foreign policy specifically the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> i believe what happened there was a tragic failure. there had been warnings of a possible attack. following the tragedy, we saw misleading information-coming from the administration. in fact the president didn't acknowledge this was a terrorist act for what, a week or two? this was a terrorist attack, lives were lost. this happened on 9-11. we expect can dorr and transparency from the president, from the administration and we didn't get it. >> both campaigns are going to be talking about the new unemployment numbers today. remember there are still two numbers to add to the very end of that chart. one says numbers comes out today for september. the october numbers come out on november 2nd four-days before the general election. back to you guys. >>> thank you so much. did you see all of the people were in coats there? that's because it's a little cold in the midwest. >> janice dean with more on that. >> you say your in-laws enjo
. it lacks or lack when he ran against john mccain. foreign policy experience. did not know anybody. never ran a company. i think this will happen across the country and most polls. people will vote their conscience right before they took off. they will come in with preconceived notions. i was going to vote with john mccain. long experience. knows how washington works. a war hero. understand the economy. john mccain hands down. when i went into the voting booth, for some reason, and i cannot explain it, i voted for president barack obama. i can tell you, i am not happy, but i believe, most people, my estimation, most people in my estimation who voted for our president are unhappy. though polls tell you one thing and on the day when people will vote their conscience, something will happen. when people watch the presidential debates tonight, they will be listening with their eyes. they will not understand a lot of the words going by because they are not qualified to understand it. they will just say, i like what that person said. i like how they said it. stuart: i believe that you have been
of issues going on in foreign policy not the least of which is what happens september 11th, so depending on demographics if you watch the woman's talk show you had a certain glimpse of what happened and if you watch the sunday programs, you had a completely different glimpse, and of course if you listen to press conferences, you had a third iteration of what potentially happened. with the previous welcome can you tell me that foreign policy shoved its way to the shop of the list of the platform for the election and tell me the insights as to mitt romney in the pc road today in the journal. >> well, first of all, i think it is going to be a big issue in the campaign. i still think this week is going to be dominated by the economy, but you're seeing foreign policy and national security percolate up the ladder as far as what issues are going to matter in november, and here is why. obviously we can talk about the economy and what a mess it has been and that barack obama hasn't fulfilled his promises. we put that aside. then you look overseas and the atlantic toeocean and the promi obama made
and continue to prepare for the next presidential debate. >>> foreign policy will be in the spotlight tomorrow when mitt romney gives a speech at the virginia military institute. but the highlight of the week will be the vice presidential debate, joe biden and paul ryan face-off thursday in their only showdown in danville, kentucky. >>> while wall street gears up for earning season this week, a lot of big companies reporting, including alcoa, and jpmorgan chase, and will we see the third earnings declined in the third quarter. also ahead this week, the latest inflation data and a look at consumer sentiment. we will track that in the business news on cnn money. >>> and here is what we are watching this week. we are speaking with simmons. the daughter of kiss front man gene simmons. and also a few other big stars to stop by and talk hot topics with me on "showbiz tonight." >>> we told you about hugo chavez in a tight race in venezuela, and the polls are still open now in some places until the last person votes. but here is what cnn is learning, that hugo chavez has been projected the winner agai
started off by ticking off what he said were his accomplishments. talking about foreign policy and winding down -- ending the war in iraq, winding down the war in afghanistan. talking about health care reform and the auto bailout. and he turned his focus to mitt romney. and one thing coming up on the trail since the debate, big bird. >> when he was asked what he would do to cut spending, he said he'd go after public television. so, for all you moms and kids down there, don't worry. somebody's finally cracking down on big bird. cracking down on him. elmo's made a run for the border. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again. but he's bringing the hammer down on "sesame street." >> reporter: now, the president also poked fun -- the president also poked fun at his own lackluster debate performance. he was talking about the performers that you listed at the top of the show. how they performed flawlessly night after night. >> big bird, the center of attention. big bird's all over the place. the president has more events planned in california. but all of these are fund-raisers, rig
obama will be there, too. remember, please the economy is at stall speed. unemployment 8%, and foreign policy in the middle east unravelling, little mention in the mainstream media. listen from the obama campaign team in advance of debate campaign spokeswoman, quote, what the american people are looking for is not just a professorial list of facts or accomplishments or even goals. obama has a tendency to give long substantive answers. simply, she is saying the president too smart for the average american. here is the washington examiner's reaction to that quote. worry about obama being too professor professorial to couch-sitting beer drinkers. the polls have him ahead and bill o'reilly is here to talk about the debate and how the media will spin it. all the names at the top of the hour. bill o'reilly. and talking to college student at university of michigan as part of the job creations solutions tour, and responded to the heckler. listen to this. >> this is the-- [crowd boos] . >> usa, usa. >> and that economy 25% of the world gdp. stuart: you want to hear more of his defense of americ
with something, and you get touched on some positions. how would you describe foreign policy? how should america face the world? >> we should be the shining begin on the hill. but our military interventions, are going in, and we are determining -- we are replacing one dictator with another dictator. foreign aid is money spent on dictators. it is not spent on people in other countries. it is spent on propping up other governments. we are funding the insurgents in syria, and one-quarter of the insurgents in syria are supposed to be al qaeda. did we not do this in afghanistan? did we not bankroll osama bin laden? what we ought to have learned is that these military interventions make enemies to the united states, people who are affected by this. these drones strikes, yes, we hit the targets, but we wipe out another quarter block. we kill tens of thousands of innocent civilians living in these countries that we are ostensibly there to help. we are just continuing to make more and more enemies. it is no surprise that the unrest in the middle east is occurring right now. i would get out of our embassi
. eisenhower also was even-handed in its approach to his foreign-policy. when britain and france and israel invaded, took the suez canal our two oldest allies, our youngest allies general eisenhower insisted that they withdraw and he not only insisted that he organized or the secretary of secretary of the treasury a round, a run on the british pound which left the british with no alternative but to withdraw. domestically eisenhower's progressive conservative. he believed largely in a balanced budget and he was against deficit spending but he also believed the government had a positive role to play. the interstate highway system, which eisenhower -- which was eisenhower's brainchild. [applause] more money was spent on the intraday -- interstate highway system than the new deal from 1839 to 18 to 41 with zero impact on the budget because it was paid for through gasoline taxes. [applause] thethe st. lawrence seaway connecting the great lakes, opening the great lakes to traffic again had been on the drawing board since the administration of theodore roosevelt and eisenhower -- eisenhower took,
. romney used a rally in denver to try out his foreign policy attacks. he also attacked president obama on the mandatory spending cuts that will kick into place at the beginning of the year if congress cannot come to some sort of agreement that will stop us from going over the so-called fiscal cliff. senate leaders are planning to use the post election session to hammer out some sort of deal to avoid the automatic tax increases. right now a bipartisan group is coming together to work on what would be a three-step process of reducing the deficit by $2 trillion. and in pennsylvania a judge has ruled against the state's voter id law for the time being. voters will not be stopped from casting a ballot. the judge said there is not enough time with five weeks to go for the number of people who need photo id and those who have already gotten it. we're back with more steph after the break. stay with us. election but they cannot steal democracy. what the current audience can expect from my show is the unexpected. >>stephanie miller challenges the system, now it's your turn. >>it'
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